Maitland Emmet BENHS Research Fund and Grants

British Entomological and Natural History Society

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Grant amount: Up to £1,000

Anticipated deadline: Dec 1, 2020

Applicant type: Individuals

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: United Kingdom

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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The British Entomological & Natural History Society was founded in 1872 as the South London Entomological and Natural History Society and since its inception has always included amongst its members many of the leading entomologists of the day.

Maitland Emmet BENHS Research Fund and Grants

The Society invites applications for grants from its Research Fund. Awards are open to both members and non-members of BENHS and will be made to support research on insects and other invertebrates with reference to the British Fauna, and with an emphasis on:

  • field work on insects or other invertebrates with relevance to their conservation
  • work leading to the production of identification guides and distribution lists.

The work and travel is not limited to the British Isles but must have a demonstrable relevance to the British fauna. Travel to examine museum collections and to consult taxonomic specialists would be included.

Successful applicants are required to provide a report to the BENHS within 6 months of the project’s completion, including high resolution JPEG images for use on the Society’s website. Publication of an article in the Society’s Journal or a poster presentation at the AGM or Annual Exhibition would be welcomed.

Individual grants are unlikely to exceed £1000.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Awards are open to both members and non members of the BENHS.


  • Preference will be given to work with a clear final objective (e.g. leading to publication or the production of a habitat management plan).